Outer Banks Holiday Portraits | Kershners

Sanctuary Vineyards

Outer Banks Holiday Portraits

It was a beautiful morning for our shoot at Sanctuary Vineyards, thankfully a warm and slightly overcast day, perfect for the little tunas!

The Kershner family never ceases to amaze me, so incredibly smart and witty and up for anything anytime!  She says she’s OCD and I believe her only after seeing how clean her car is.  She loves anything different and funny and her hubby Benable is hilarious.  Their little boy, Max, is convinced that Ben helps Mr. John at the winery everyday, even though he is a doctor in VA.  Rather funny.

Launa Jane is so sweet, smiles non stop and will go and do whenever and wherever.  She’s even sleeping through the night at 2 months old, unbelievable!!  I am ready to adopt or steal her, as I don’t think they will give her up.  Especially Max who adores her.  He lights up when he gets to hold and love on her, she’s so lucky to grow up being the little sis with her big bro to look after her!

I love that they all wore footie PJs with butt flaps!!

Outer Banks Holiday Portraits
Outer Banks Holiday Portraits
Outer Banks Holiday Portraits

    

Asheville Portraits | PB + J

Asheville Portraits

Even though I went to school in Boone, NC, I have never been to Asheville, NC.  This was my first time and although I was nervous that it was going to be snowing and super cold, everything about our time there was perfect!

John found an adorable cabin between Marshall and Mars Hill on a farm with sheep, goats, cows, pigs, chickens on a mountainside with snow, it was absolute heaven!  We took these as soon as we pulled up after 9 hours in the car with the kiddos, Poppy was thrilled to be out playing and Peaches was super ready for a nap.

Poppy got to hike, climb trees and even milk a cow, which was much harder than we expected!  I love traveling with these three, it’s an incredible day, no matter what the moods, to be able to spend an entire day getting to know each other and teaching one another different things.  Poppy really pushes herself and ask so many questions during our travels, I love that John has the knowledge and patience to answer each one of them thoughtfully.  I try but often times I just don’t have the answers!

 

Asheville Portraits
Asheville Portraits

    
  • Sarie - These are great! Yay for a family trip to a farm!

Charlotte Family Portraits | The Swanson Family

Charlotte Family Portraits

Mars & Dars make the cutest little tunas!  I love going to the park around the corner from their home in Charlotte, NC. It’s huge and there are so many gorgeous colors and locations to go play!  Last year she was pregnant with Oliver, it was so fun to meet him and see their family complete.  Sweet little Lillian was a trooper even though when they got home, she had a fever and strep throat!  Oliver and Elliott had fun playing outside before the rain came, picking up sticks and running through the grass!

 

Charlotte Family Portraits
Charlotte Family Portraits

    

Baby Beach Portraits | Peaches & Pops

Carova

Baby Beach Portraits

We had the best day off in Carova yesterday, it was the most beautiful fall day and we ran into so many friends from down South who were up enjoying the empty beaches as well! It is almost November but warm enough the kids could run around naked and play in the tide pools, love days like that!

Since Peaches arrived and I have been carrying her in the Ergo, Poppy has been trying to carry her baby dolls in it as well.  Since she loved it so much we ordered her one just her size for her stuffies and of course, she has loved putting Peaches in it as well.  She’s such a little mama!

 

Baby Beach Portraits

Baby Beach Portraits

 

Baby Beach Portraits

Peaches is 3 months old, it’s hard to believe! She has changed so much in such a short amount of time!  She can push up, roll from her tummy to her back and loves to smile and coo at us!  She is quite fond of Mavis and Juicy as well.

Baby Beach Portraits

    
  • Sarie - A Poppy-sized Ergo is precious! I can’t believe how much Miss Peaches has grown. Poppy looks like a pro with her! I love these. Thanks for posting them! Yay for your beautiful family!

Carova Beach Wedding | Wild Horse House

Outer Banks fall wedding

Shannon and Kyle have the sweetest love story!  Kyle is a Marine and was given duties in Okinowa, Japan while they were planning their wedding.  The couple decided to get married, and Shannon packed up and moved across the globe to be with her fella. Since doing a private wedding is no fun for family and friends, they were married (again) this weekend at the gorgeous Wild Horse House on the 4×4 Swan Island part of the Outer Banks in Carova Beach, with around 150 guest to party with! Renee Landry Events did a fantastic job of adding sweet romance and timeless touches to every aspect of the huge event home.  There were soft colors, flower petals and lighting everywhere to make it warm and inviting.

Carova beach wedding
We love the matching robes the bridesmaids all wore.  Glimmer Girls did an amazing job making all these beautiful girls look even more fantastic, and right on time for me!  We LOVE that!
Carova beach wedding
This free standing Huppah was gorgeous and held up great on the deck as the cool November wind blew by.  Shannon was escorted down the flower petal strewn aisle by her sweet daddy!
Carova beach wedding
Robin did a great job trekking all over the beach and house for these fun shots during the ceremony.  Shannon and Kyle kept their wedding rings on, but included a sand ceremony. Family and friends cheered as they were able to witness the couples renewing of their vows, complete with a bubble send off!
Carova beach wedding
Such a fun and impromptu wedding party photo!  Shannon’s brother Justin ran to the truck to get the keg they had finished in two days.  A fact that all the boys seemed pretty proud of!
Carova beach wedding
Being a beach girl, Shannon wanted to do family portraits at the beach and since she grew up in Carova, the dunes have a special place in her heart.  We love a bridal party up for anything, especially if there’s an icy November wind blowing off the Atlantic.
Carova beach wedding
Great Cakes did a phenomenal job at the flower details on the cake!  So intricate and gorgeous!  Too pretty to eat, but we all know Marsha’s cakes are heavenly!!
Carova beach wedding
Red Sky catered the event and served up a fantastic menu!  Guests were kept happy with a great cocktail hour with delicious appetizers and drinks and then a buffet style dinner.  Steven Dail, of Out of this World Entertainment was the DJ keeping everyone shaking!  The couple played the “Shoe-ly wed game”, which is kind of like ‘The Newly Wed Game’, and way fun!  We loved the twinkle lights hanging in the back!  So much fun to play with during Shannon and Kyle’s sweet first dance!
Carova beach wedding
We ended with a sparkler exit under a full moon over the Atlantic!  It doesn’t get much better than that!
Carova beach wedding
Thanks so much for having Brooke Mayo Photographers there to document your special day! We wish your little family the best!! Xx! Candace

    
  • Sarie - These are so enchanting that they are almost too good to be believed. Excellent job, and congratulations to the happy couple!

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